The Fantasy Authority Fantasy Football Podcast Ep. 108, October 4, 2017.
With four weeks of the 2017 NFL season already in the books, it’s safe to say there’s been more than a fair share of surprises. In their 2017 NFL First Quarter Review, Kevin Steele (@fantasywrath13), Ben Cummins (@BenCumminsFF), Ryan Williams (@RyanAlexander_W) and Anthony Pinzone (@the1andonlypz) take a look at some of the biggest story lines from the 2017 NFL fantasy football season.
Is Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson for real? Can Kansas City Chiefs rookie running back Kareem Hunt keep up his record setting pace? What should you do about Amari Cooper’s troubling slow start?
- Dalvin Cook is out for the season with a torn ACL. Latavius Murray will now take over as the lead back.
- Chris Carson is out for at least the next 8 weeks after suffering a broken leg and a high-ankle sprain. Pete Carroll spoke after the game and indicated that Thomas Rawls would take over as the lead back.
- Ty Montgomery and Jamaal Williams both figure to be out Week 5 vs the Cowboys. Aaron Jones will be the lead back if they can’t play.
2017 NFL First Quarter Review
All statistics are based on Yahoo PPR scoring.
- Top 5: Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Alex Smith, Russell Wilson, Dak Prescott
- Changing of the Guard? Dak Prescott, Deshaun Watson, Carson Wentz, Jared Goff and Trevor Siemian are all QB1’s
- Bigger surprise: Matt Ryan, Marcus Mariota or Derek Carr?
- Running Backs
- Top 5: Todd Gurley, Kareem Hunt, Le’Veon Bell, Leonard Fournette, Chris Thompson
- Rookie Fever! Kareem Hunt, Leonard Fournette, Dalvin Cook, Tarik Cohen, Alvin Kamara, Christian McCaffrey all RB2 or better
- LeSean McCoy, Lamar Miller, Melvin Gordon sitting at RB2 status
- LeGarrette Blount, Frank Gore, DeMarco Murray, Joe Mixon, Theo Riddick, Marshawn Lynch, Jay Ajayi, Isaiah Crowell all outside the top 25
- Wide Receivers
- Top 5: Stefon Diggs, Antonio Brown, DeAndre Hopkins, AJ Green, Michael Thomas
- Bigger surprise at WR1: Chris Hogan or Adam Thielen?
- Biggest surprise in general?
- Martavis Bryant, Kelvin Benjamin, Brandon Marshall, DeSean Jackson, Amari Cooper, Kenny Britt all outside top 36
- Tight Ends
- Top 5: Rob Gronkowski, Zach Ertz, Travis Kelce, Charles Clay, Jason Witten
- Bigger TE1 surprise: Jesse James, Evan Engram or Ben Watson?
- Biggest disappointment: Tyler Eifert, Kyle Rudolph, Jimmy Graham, Eric Ebron, Jordan Reed or Hunter Henry?
- Best bet to bounce back?
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